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Russell L. Groves

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Groves received a B.S. in Forestry from Iowa State University, a M.S. in Entomology from the University of Arkansas, and a PhD in Entomology from North Carolina State University. Dr. Groves was a post-doctoral Research Associate with the USDA-ARS at Cornell University for 1.5 years working on aspects of aphid-virus epidemiology in potato crops. He then worked for the USDA-ARS as a Research Entomologist for 3 years in Parlier, CA focusing on dispersal and movement of the glassy-winged sharpshooter, a vector of Pierce’s disease in grape and almond. Dr. Groves joined the Department of Entomology as the Vegetable Entomology Extension Specialist in Madison, WI in 2006 where he has responsibilities for insect pest management on both commercial and fresh market vegetables. His research focus is on the development of integrated pest management systems for vegetable crops and applied insect ecology with an emphasis on insect vector-borne disease epidemiology, insect dispersal and movement, and insecticide resistance management.